WSCF GLOBAL PROGRAMMES
“Envisioning Ecumenical Youth Advocacy and Solidarity in the 21st Century: Human Rights, Gender Justice and Leadership Engagement”
Jakarta, Indonesia, 13-23 July 2023
Under the theme “Envisioning Ecumenical Youth Advocacy and Solidarity in the 21st Century”, the World Student Christian Federation held a global event from 13 to 23 July 2023 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Organised by the Interregional office of the WSCF, the Regional Office of WSCF Asia Pacific Region and the Student Christian Movement of Indonesia GMKI, this event held four different activities:
- Staff and Officers Meeting
- International Seminar on Human Rights and Fundamentalisms
- Gender Sensitivity Workshop
- Regional Committee of WSCF Asia Pacific Region
The “empty tomb” is the foundation of our hope for a just world. Easter, then, is the celebration of hope in a world that is increasingly becoming hopeless. Hope for a better and just world is the special privilege of the poor and the marginalised. The Cross was Jesus identification with the struggles of the oppressed and the Resurrection, its vindication.
Have a hope-filled Easter!
Geevarghese Coorilos, WSCF Chairperson
Peru is experiencing an escalation of violence carried out by the coup d'état of Dina Boluarte. Since the dismissal of Pedro Castillo as President of Peru on December 7, the people have taken the streets demanding new elections, the resignation of the current government, the Constituent Assembly and the release of Castillo.
The World Student Christian Federation (WSCF) joins once again the 16 days of activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign that starts on Friday, November 25 with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and goes until International Human Rights Day on December 10. This campaign was launched by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) at its first Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991. In 2008, the United Nations Secretary-General launched the UNiTE by 2030 to End Violence against Women campaign in support of this civil society initiative which runs parallel to the 16 Days of Activism.
KARLSRUHE, GERMANY – The World Student Christian Federation (WSCF) participated in the 11th General Assembly of the World Council of Churches (WCC) held from 31 August to 8 September 2022 in Karlsruhe, Germany. The Assembly is the highest governing body of the WCC where all member churches gather in one place for prayer and celebration, this time under the theme “Christ's love moves the world to reconciliation and unity”.